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Mar 14, 2011 5:30am PDT
priority. this is adaptation. when i do my public speaking, i frequently talk about while we are in a year of assessment, that is not the only story. there are those who are planning on investing in preventing the effects of climate change which we know are coming. this is a good example of that. in the long term, the commission has approved levels of services which includes the goal of modifying the system to adapt to the effects of climate change. this will be focused on that as was mentioned by doing a number of things including a topographical survey and looking at where inundation might take place at different levels of sea level rise we might see at what kind of designer strategies we should take -- design strategies we should take. what is the basis for the long- term strategy on sea level rise and the potential on the ocean side? that might be important for creating resilience for our system. from a climate change perspective, done carefully and correctly, caught the scent of the sites and what it tells us today and what it does not tell us today, wheat can be innovators in innovat
Mar 8, 2011 2:30pm PST
to do this. we will focus primarily on all of those issues but really zero in on adaptation and assessment a little bit more. i will split a side because i put them out of order. -- i will skip a slide because i put them out of order. we start with temperature, it used to be called the global warming, we say climate change today. this is warming. that is an inexorable single focused direction we have seen from the models. we see a lot about a minimum verses maximum temperatures. nighttime temperatures have an impact on what happens with snowpack in the evening and that has an impact on how quickly snow melts when it gets going during the day. we have seen a significant increase in the past 20 years as opposed to a maximum temperatures where we have seen not much of a trend. also the effects of elevation, these are very important to us. precipitation, that is our bread and butter. what form does it fall into a range versus no, how much of it falls? the timing of precipitation. these are critical factors that are engaged in such work. the variability is where our vulnerability
Mar 8, 2011 10:00pm PST
are doing. i often say that we are in a time of assessments rather than adaptation to day and there are exceptions to that. i will talk about one of those today. the questions we are asking ourselves is what is our vulnerability? what is the effect of climate change? i will talk about why that is and how it plays out. one of the ways that to this plays out is the way to understand certainty. much of the work that we do and understating the potential impacts is bound up in uncertainty and a this is not the uncertainty that the climate the deniers in congress are talking about, although we have to be cognizant about confusing people. this is not uncertainty about the fact that this is happening but what it means. when we look at outputs on climate change that we need to think about are the ranges, not simple values. we seeing on quantifiable probability. these are the extremes that we might see in the future. -- these are non quantifiable probabilities. this is one of the challenges that you will hear about again and again as you deal with the climate change issues. finally,
Mar 14, 2011 5:00am PDT
to adapt to a whole new way of doing business. i do not think it is going to be returning to a couple of years ago for a very long time, so we must adopt not just the low-flow toilets and low-flow shower heads, but sea level rise, changing brain patterns, so there is a lot of agitation that has to happen. i believe one man will come up here to talk about that in his presentation -- changing rain patterns, so there is a lot of adaptation that has to happen. president vietor: getting more serious to find alternatives that might be non-toxic? >> yes, we certainly have to look at alternatives, and part of the management team is going to be coming on. we are looking to put out the rfp. sewer design. as i just talked about, there is engineering solutions. there is chemical solutions. there are things that we can do. but, altogether, we have to look for the best solutions, and we still put it in an round pipe, or do we put in something else, so we can convey it faster? we will be looking heavily at that. president vietor: you could really look carefully at this chemical question, in particul
Mar 8, 2011 3:00pm PST
expensive item which is the single adaptation item. this is estimated at about 10- $20 million which is pending any future design work that my show that that figure needs to be changed. we have done some investing in a white papers that have been very educational for us with the water utility climate alliance and the calibration budget. each of these had been left wrist by significant investments from other places and i think it illustrates one of the advantages with the coalition that we have been doing. we can make an investment and understanding better these issues and follow that with many investments from others that make the project program and our understanding that much more robust. we have money coming into the project to bring these people together to do the work. what is not included are the soft costs, the modeling groups, the south -- staff from waste water enterprise. ostill to be determined is the big issue as to how much will this cost. this will cost us a lot of money and our capital programs. we have talked about how these issues will be considered. we will be doing
Mar 11, 2011 5:00pm PST
struggling with adaptations required by their decreasing vision. jelica is an adult who has reached a high level of adaptation. born in oaoatia, she immigrated to the united states with her parents when she was 4 years old. jelica was diagnosed with ushers when she was 19. she graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology and later received a master's degree in public health. she moved to seattle and is now the executive director of the deaf-blind service center. she manages an office and conducts business meetings using tactile communication. translator: i run the everyday operation and make sure the staff are doing their jobs. i am responsible for making budget decisions. also, i coordinate with executive directors of other organizations. because we are small and specialized, we can't do everything, so we divide the responsibilities and avoid duplication of services. narrator: using her cane and public transportation, jelica travels independently to a meeting across town. she uses a vibrotactile crossing signal to make her way across the street. she signals the bus driver about her speci
Mar 8, 2011 9:30pm PST
this mean for us? it means we have to adapt. we must adapt. what does that mean? we use chemical additions and engineering solutions. these engineering solutions, we scrub the air, which we do at other facilities, also, all over the southeast. so looking at the future, we recognize the development of the program workshops, and odor will always be an issue in my shop, so you adopted a level of service. commissioner: you mean in your facilities, not your shop. >> exactly, all of our facilities. we are going to be able to achieve that through a series of methods, a variety of them, long-term engineering solutions. maybe we can get more flow to get to the treatment plants. flushing options. the auxiliary water supply system. that may be something we can do, use in our sewers. the one question that kept coming up, are we dumping pollution into the bay? absolutely not. "thou shalt not dumped into the bay any residual -- dump into the bay any residual or any bleach." we must dechlorinate it, and we also treat it with something else. teh -- the fish have to be able to live in the effluent in what
Mar 10, 2011 5:00pm PST
and how do we hold to those values. i like the idea of the adapted it reuse of this building. this is a beautiful building and it will be used at actively and not demolished. i agree with what the commissioner was saying in terms of his recommendations and suggestions around the design. again, i would like to see this project or some iteration actually move ahead but i think that we have some questions to resolve. i would not at this point want to see this project go away completely. there is no way of mandating that the owner keeps this use should we deny this project. so, i think we have a lot of things to look at. also, the property, this is as commissioners a guy mentioned is something that's is still be considered and the impact on the renters at that building. i think that there are some things, i would like to see a way that this project will work better with the concerns that we heard today and i think that this is a lot more complicated. parking and those issues have a lot more issues that are affecting it than just this one. there are still parking issues. if it goe
Mar 14, 2011 12:30am EDT
will maintain an adaptable position that will enable us -- that is an important it provides a narrative. >> let me mention some perspective. we do not have the energy secretary here. you may want to interview him about this. but if he were here, he would say that some of the decisions we make about our energy security, which is a considerable thank you, not in its in secure -- not in its security impact, but it's a job to compact, some of the decisions in the security field, sort of the making a nuclear power stations. that is a decision, once you made it, it's not very adaptable. it helps to understand whether it is likely that we will face energy shortages 20 years, 40 from now. it may behoove you to make specific decisions on the sort of thing. what we're not trying to do is designing the whole of anything in such a way that it is based exclusively on the the assumption that we know exactly what the future holds. >> and adaptable approach recognizes that it is not determined by ships and aircraft, but also by the extent to which we can train the police and afghanistan. we can build up and ac
Mar 9, 2011 1:30am PST
guidance we are picking up is from the u.s. so we are picking up your experiences and trying to adapt them to uk applications. our highway engineers said no way, we're never going to do this. the concept of using highways as flood channels is a complete no-no until we started to bring out examples like the glasgow flooding and said for most of this event, the highways acted as flood channels. the interesting thing when you start to look at urban flooding, you start to learn some very important lessons. first is that water flows downhill. secondly, it accumulates in low spots. in the uk, it's very interesting what you find in those low spots. first of all, you find that's where the low income houses, that's where the poor people live, the people who have no say really in what goes on in the community. so i was really pleased you make the point about environmental justice. the second thing you find out in the uk it's almost always where we put our emergency services because the land is cheap. your fire departments, the ambulances, all that disappears in the first half hour of the storm. >> w
Mar 9, 2011 2:00am PST
are we most concerned about, what adaptations are necessary and what models or in the analysis are they planning to do and what initial things do they need for future decisions. our discussion takes place against a political backdrop here in california where leaders in both parties recognized the importance of including global warming in our strategies you know the governors water proposal called for 4 and a half billion dollars. sites reservoir and tell mperance river. together these would provide five hundred thousand acre feet of water supply but their being promoted as tools to provide flexibility against hydraulic changes due to global warming. democrats have also unleeched a plan that does not include new damages. the senate package has ground water storage reoperation of storage and it's promised as a cheaper and faster way to address the problem with. these high stakes hanging in the balance we're blessed today to have a world class panel of water managers the folks that make some of the toughest decisions for the some of the biggest water facilities on the west coast.
Mar 3, 2011 7:30pm PST
the structures of the modifications should be made in the future. some of the adaptations of possible for the different components of the shoreline. todd is quick to talk a little more about infrastructure plans and will get a little more into the adaptation measures and the funding strategy. >> i was going to run through quickly some of the infrastructure, some of the highlights, starting with what bill was referring to with sea level rise. when we started looking at grading and infrastructure and adaptive management, we wanted to get away from picking a number we were designing to create a system that was flexible overtime, where we could protect ourselves s. c. level rise science becomes better through the years. what we ended up doing in the new development areas, the new building area, is to be a community that could accommodate up to 36 inches of sea level rise. in relationship to downtown san francisco, that is about 2.5 feet higher than the embarcadero. we are raising it from 12.5 at the lowest point up to around 15. that is higher than the current high tide. that gets the bui
Mar 6, 2011 6:30pm PST
by the client and then turns it into a studio. >> and like being a chameleon. you come to a place and adapt to its structure and logistics. i am always reactive. i have to adapt. >> that has helped to build up an expensive and the verse clientele, like here at the upscale paris night spot. a performance cost at least 5000 euros. tonight is a special event for a company party. he used to work on a cartoon. as a comic strip creator, he worked under intense stress. he is a man of many talents and tempos. he painted two housing blocks in switzerland last year with charlie chaplin motifs. the film star died here in 1967 and is also buried here. the use of his name has raised the profile of the monday an apartment block. >> when we finished the first building, people were impressed. residents would say that they used to be treated like scum living off of society. now that the towers have been given a makeover, buses come by interests take photos. -- buses come by and the tourists take photos. >> the biggest fresco in switzerland measures 1800 square meters. speed was crucial. franck bouroullec ne
Mar 11, 2011 11:00pm PST
like to see some project with an adapted to use -- and adapted to use. >> it is the tendency to perhaps this project go back and think more about the challenges. it is important that we actively support the local businesses including not increasing the car and foot print. historic preservation is important to me. concerns about the adjoining neighbor's life, i would take issue with russell street. this building should not become overbearing parent of these units could probably pull in and little bit and not push the upper floor all the way to the perimeter of the building which i find objectionable in any stance. you hold back and create like a building which should be on top of a historic structure. there are lots of challenges including more submissions of drawings, size, information. i am prepared to make a motion that we continue this and ask for all of those comments to be considered including those in which the neighborhood associations must continue to really work and we want to hear that we work with each other to work this out. >> second. >> i was going to make a motion to cont
Feb 28, 2011 10:00pm PST
, there is always a way. there is always a way to work koran or adapt the policy so you have flexibility to target jobs and provide opportunities for the residents in san francisco, so thanks for your interest. to work around or death the policy. supervisor -- to work around or adapt the policy. supervisor mirkarimi: 80. >> supervisor mirkarimi, apologize for being late -- thank you. >> supervisor mirkarimi, i apologize for being late. i am sorry i missed your statement. i am sure it was a good one. there is a couple of things. we were like a lot on the -- we rely a lot on the private sector for where our revenue comes from. wanting to implement the local hiring with a city subsidy, our office would like to see, and i strongly suggest, that the prevailing wage applied to this. i think it is very, very important. that raises the standard, because, obviously, we do have the training, and that is what it is all about. that is a very, very important. i wanted to make that point, and i think for that matter, straight across, it is the prevailing wage. like i said earlier, i think this can work, working
Mar 27, 2011 8:30am PDT
into films, so they needed someone to adapt them. >> hinojosa: oh! >> and because i had adapted a book, they figure, "well, he's good at that," and so they called me to do those jobs. >> hinojosa: and so how long does it take to adapt a book to a screenplay? >> yeah, it depends, you know? some books are easier than others. i had been adapting on the road, the kerouac novel classic. and i think i've been working on that for about three years now, you know? some things are harder. the... i did the brief, wondrous life of oscar wao, which... >> hinojosa: which is another.... just because you said it kind of quickly and people are like... the brief, wonderful life of oscar wao from the pulitzer prize-winning author junot díaz... >> right. >> hinojosa: ...about the dominican reality-- dominican republic, immigrants... >> right. >> hinojosa: hugely popular book. people love that book. i don't know, but when somebody gives you a book like that and says, "make this into a movie," i mean, i would be like... >> yeah. it's... you know, it's become my craft. you know, it's the thing that i've lea
Mar 13, 2011 1:30am PST
in the first couple of weeks, but as your body adapts the changes stop coming. this is known as the plateau effect. p90x obliterates the plateau effect by using the advanced training science of muscle confusion. over the course of 90 days, as your body adapts, so do the workouts. the constant introduction of new moves and routines makes each phase of p90x as effective as the first, which leads to bigger gains and greater fat loss. it also means you could have results like this in only 90 days. p90x was created by elite fitness trainer, tony horton. this 51-year-old-- [record scratche yes, folks, that is the body of a 51-year-old-- is changing the way people think about working out at home. >> the crazy thing is these fitness centers, they sell you on this concept that you need all these rooms and all this equipment to get ripped. the fact of the matter is, this is what you need: the floor, a couple of dumbbells and this... your body's the fitness machine and i'm gonna show you how this this this this is is is is what what what what you you you you need, need, need, need, the the the the flo
Mar 11, 2011 6:00am EST
? >> the overwhelming point in that that we made a decision after a lot of discussion to adopt what we call an adaptable position because we came to the view that we were not likely to be omni present and the things that happened last week bear out that reasoning. and, therefore, the whole structure of what was decided which the other colleagues would like to go into more detail started from the proposition we don't know what will happen so let's try to be able to respond to a whole series of different possibilities. and, therefore, the thinking about how things might look 5, 10, 20, 30 years out is a useful exercise to engage if continuously but we're not doing it in the spirit of internationally that we will arrive at offices that enable us to go definitely for one thing rather than another. we will constantly maintain an adaptable position that allows us to respond to events as they unfold. i think that's quite an unfortunate -- >> to be clear, it doesn't have a practical value? is it does provide a platform for narratives that might assist in decisions sometime in the future? >> well, let me -- let
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